NEWS IN BRIEF: Writer’s thrilling library discussion

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CRIME and thriller author Peter James is appearing at Sheffield’s Central Library tomorrow.

From 2pm he will talk about his new book Not Dead Yet and other books.

Entry is £2 and can be purchased from the library or Waterstones in the city centre.

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Pub team victory

BRAINIACS from Sheffield beat off stiff competition to be crowned winners of a nationwide pub quiz contest.

Team members, from the Robin Hood pub on Millhouses Lane, share a £4,000 prize after being named champions in the Great Ember Quiz, which raised cash for the Make a Wish Foundation.

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New faces at helm

A CHARITY that provides a stable place for Sheffield’s street drinkers has welcomed two new trustees. Coun Ben Curran and Stephen Givnan, who runs a charity advice centre, are new members of the board at Ben’s Centre for Vulnerable People.

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OAP soot drama

A WOMAN in her 70s was treated for breathing difficulties after her home started filling with smoke when soot fell down her chimney.

Firefighters were called out to deal with the incident at a house on Browning Road, Fox Hill, Sheffield, on Sunday evening.

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Garden fire report

FIREFIGHTERS were called out after flames from a rubbish fire in a garden spread to a mattress leaning against an shed.

The blaze on Beresford Road, Maltby, Rotherham, was at 10.55pm on Sunday.